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During the winter months, we want our bodies to be strong enough to fight off common infections such as colds and flu. And even more so this year, with the Covid-19 outbreak. People’s immune systems tend to work less well as they get older. But does the menopause itself have any impact on your ability to fight infections? And can your diet help to keep your immune system healthy?

In the Autumn 2020 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, Angie Jefferson, consultant dietitian, takes a look at the impact of nutrition on immunity. She discusses how to keep your immune system healthy by eating a balanced diet, and whether any food supplements can help.

“There’s a lot of conflicting information out there,” says Norma Goldman. “In her article, Angie Jefferson provides the facts on nutrition and immunity. There is no magic bullet, but there are some simple things we can do, making changes to our diet and lifestyle overall, to ensure our immune system is...

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